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Firm Profile: Baker Donelson
165 Madison Avenue
Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103, United States
Phone: 901.526.2000
Fax: 901.577.2303
Areas of Practice
  • Health
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

OIG Unveils New Work Plan Process: Assessing the Impact on Compliance Risk Assessment

On June and July 17, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released new Work Plan initiatives and, in doing so, announced its intent to update its Work Plan monthly, in lieu of a…more
 /  Health

Provider Taxes: The Battle over Medicare's Treatment Continues

For the better part of a decade, hospitals and CMS have fought over the extent to which hospitals may claim as reasonable costs the provider tax assessments levied on them by the individual states in which they operate. In…more
 /  Health, Taxation

CMS Proposes Reimbursement Reduction for 340B Drugs

When CMS issued its proposed rule for OPPS and ASC Payment System on July 13, the agency included a proposal to substantially scale back reimbursement for Part B drugs to hospitals participating in the federal 340B Drug Discount…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Anthem Terminates Merger Deal with Cigna; Litigation Continues in Delaware Chancery Court

On May 12, Anthem announced that it was terminating all efforts to complete its proposed merger with Cigna. The deal, announced back in 2015 and valued at $54 billion, would have combined the country's second and fifth largest…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions

10th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Antitrust Case Against Health Insurer

On May 31, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's claims in Bristow Endeavor Healthcare v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association et al., handing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, and its…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Health, Insurance

"Locum Tenens" Physical Therapist – Does the Change Provide Sufficient Relief?

CMS recently published guidance to implement Section 16006 of the 21st Century Cures Act, effective June 13, 2017, which allows physical therapists providing services to Medicare beneficiaries to utilize "locum tenens"…more
 /  Health

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule for 2018

On June 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule entitled, "Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program." CMS proposes changes for the second year (2018) of the…more
 /  Health

Uncompensated "Off-the-Clock" Work Time Nets Call Center Nurses a $6.2 Million Settlement

Late last year, more than 1,300 "advice nurses" working at call-in centers providing answers to patient health care questions for Kaiser Permanente and Permanente Medical Group filed a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages and…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Start Date Delayed for EPM, Cardiac Rehabilitation and CJR Episodes of Care

CMS recently announced that the effective start dates for episodes of care under the Episode Payment Model (EPM), Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model (CR) and the revisions to the Comprehensive Care for Joint…more
 /  Health

Court Puts the Brakes on Whistleblower's FCA Parking Claims

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reports that, in fiscal year 2016 ending September 30, it obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims. More than half of this…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Update on Regulatory Compliance in the Global Health Care Industry

A comprehensive understanding of the constantly evolving layers that make up federal anti-corruption statutes, sanctions regulations and export control restrictions is imperative for both the pharmaceutical and health care…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Health, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Telehealth Expansion of Medicare Reimbursement

Telehealth continues to be a frontrunner on one strategy to achieve the triple aim, an effort to improve patient experience, population health and reduce per capita cost. To date, government reimbursement for telehealth services…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Jumps on Board with Relaxed Telemedicine Practice Requirements

Over the weekend, the Texas governor signed into law legislation which significantly relaxed Texas's previously restrictive telemedicine laws. (2017 Texas Senate Bill no. 1107)...…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Circuit Split: Expansion of Title VII Protections and Sexual Orientation as a Subset of a Protected Class

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII has been supplemented via legislative action to also prohibit discrimination due to pregnancy…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Is the 8 and 80 Overtime Exception for Hospitals and Health Care Providers the Right Fit for Your Company?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay most workers at least minimum wage for all hours worked, plus overtime – one and one-half the employee's regular rate of pay – for all hours worked in excess of 40…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law
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